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FREE DOWNLOAD ô On Literature Thinking in Action CHARACTERS Ñ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ J. Hillis Miller J. Hillis Miller ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Debates rage over what kind of literature we should read what is good and bad literature and whether in the global digital age literature even has a future But what exactly is literature Why should we read literature How do we read literature These are some of the important uestions. Published in 2002 this second hand Routledge paperback in the Thinking in Action series was a delight at first sight to me due to its smart cover design reader friendly fonts and reasonable price approx US540 I ve never read Prof J Hillis Miller before however I think he has immensely contributed to the academia as well as the general readers via this book written for those keen on literature probably with a little fear since they and my Goodreads friends still enjoy exploring into their reading world just to chew and taste various categories of one of the great literary legacies to humankind in the name of literature As an overview the following chapters and titles would help you see its scope before reading 1 What is Literature 2 Literature as Virtual Reality 3 The Secret of Literature 4 Why Read Literature 5 How to Read Literature 6 How to Read Comparatively or Playing the Mug s Game So we can see the titles strategically focus on three uestion words What Why and How in Chapters 1 4 5 and 6 respectively while Chapters 2 and 3 are topic titles in which we can probe by means of subtopics intermingled with few uery topicsUnder the topic of Literature as a Certain Use of Words in Chapter 1 I found this part on Sartre and Franz Kafka inspiringly informative Sartre meant by this that the words of a literary work do not transcend themselves toward the phenomenal things to which they refer The whole power of literature is there in the simplest word or sentence used in this fictitious wayFranz Kafka testified to this power He said that the entire potentiality of literature to create a world out of words is there in a sentence like He opened the window Kafka s first great masterpiece The Judgment uses that power at the end of its first paragraph There the protagonist Georg Bendemann is shown sitting with one elbow propped on his desk looking out the window at the river the bridge and the hills on the farther bank with their tender green pp 16 17 Appropriately taken as a concise text or reference this book might or less have intimidated some general readers however I think the author has written as systematically and succinctly as possible for the sake of accessible understanding further application as well as deepening studies So this extract from Chapter 2 would allow you to have a glimpse of such an example of his writingFor me the opening sentences of literary works have special force They are Open Sesames unlocking the door to that particular work s fictive realm All it takes is a few words and I become a believer a seer I become the fascinated witness of a new virtual reality More accurately I become a disembodied observer within the reality There was a Boy ye knew him well ye cliffsAnd islands of Winander does it for me with Wordsworth s The Boy of Winander Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself does it for me with Virginia Woolf s Mrs Dalloway I struck the board and cried No does it for me with George Herbert s The Collar p 24Briefly I would like to say something on Chapter 5 How to Read Literature so that interested readers could see its scope and some ways in reading literature works like fiction they prefer According to the author he has suggested the aporia of reading covering two ways of reading that is reading as Schwarmerei a matter of giving one s whole mind heart feelings and imagination without reservation on the basis of the words p 118 and good reading is slow reading having two forms on rhetorical reading and critical reading p 122 In essence this book is highly recommended to anyone keen on the basis of studying literature that essentially we cannot help avoiding reading its works in printed or digital forms as assigned for course reuirements or as something to read at will This would not disappoint us I hope for its narrative expertise with some inspiring ideas that would guide us for insights and further studies Handmade Garden Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions for Creative Garden Features, Containers, Lighting and More just to chew and taste various categories of one of the great literary legacies to humankind in the name of literature As an overview the following chapters and titles would help you see its scope before reading 1 What is Literature 2 Literature as Virtual Reality 3 The Secret of Literature 4 Why Read Literature 5 How to Read Literature 6 How to Read Comparatively or Playing the Mug s Game So we can see the titles strategically focus on three uestion words What Why and How in Chapters 1 4 5 and 6 respectively while Chapters 2 and 3 are topic titles in which we can probe by means of subtopics intermingled with few uery topicsUnder the topic of Literature as a Certain Use of Words in Chapter 1 I found this part on Sartre and Franz Kafka inspiringly informative Sartre meant by this that the words of a literary work do not transcend themselves toward the phenomenal things to which they refer The whole power of literature is there in the simplest word or sentence used in this fictitious wayFranz Kafka testified to this power He said that the entire potentiality of literature to create a world out of words is there in a sentence like He opened the window Kafka s first great masterpiece The Judgment uses that power at the end of its first paragraph There the protagonist Georg Bendemann is shown sitting with one elbow propped on his desk looking out the window at the river the bridge and the hills on the farther bank with their tender green pp 16 17 Appropriately taken as a concise text or reference this book might or less have intimidated some general readers however I think the author has written as systematically and succinctly as possible for the sake of accessible understanding further application as well as deepening studies So this extract from Chapter 2 would allow you to have a glimpse of such an example of his writingFor me the opening sentences of literary works have special force They are Open Sesames unlocking the door to that particular work s fictive realm All it takes is a few words and I become a believer a seer I become the fascinated witness of a new virtual reality More accurately I become a disembodied observer within the reality There was a Boy ye knew him well ye cliffsAnd islands of Winander does it for me with Wordsworth s The Boy of Winander Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself does it for me with Virginia Woolf s Mrs Dalloway I struck the board and cried No does it for me with George Herbert s The Collar p 24Briefly I would like to say something on Chapter 5 How to Read Literature so that interested readers could see its scope and some ways in reading literature works like fiction they prefer According to the author he has suggested the aporia of reading covering two ways of reading that is reading as Schwarmerei a matter of giving one s whole mind heart feelings and imagination without reservation on the basis of the words p 118 and good reading is slow reading having two forms on rhetorical reading and critical reading p 122 In essence this book is highly recommended to anyone keen on the basis of studying literature that essentially we cannot help avoiding reading its works in printed or digital forms as assigned for course reuirements or as something to read at will This would not disappoint us I hope for its narrative expertise with some inspiring ideas that would guide us for insights and further studies

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FREE DOWNLOAD ô On Literature Thinking in Action CHARACTERS Ñ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ J. Hillis Miller J. Hillis Miller ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD J Hillis Miller answers in this beautifully written and passionate book He begins by asking what literature is arguing that the answer lies in literature's ability to create an imaginary world simply with words On Literature also asks the crucial uestion of why literature has such au. AN EXCELLENT BOOK

CHARACTERS Ñ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ J. Hillis Miller

FREE DOWNLOAD ô On Literature Thinking in Action CHARACTERS Ñ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ↠ J. Hillis Miller J. Hillis Miller ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Thority over us Returning to Plato Aristotle and the Bible Miller argues we should continue to read literature because it is part of our basic human need to create imaginary worlds and to have stories Above all On Literature is a plea that we continue to read and care about literatur. I guess this is Miller s version of a Very Short Introduction kind of book a survey and broad overview of the field of literary studies but doesn t uite work on that level he starts out talking about the subject in very broad and approachable terms so he talks about how literary texts create virtual realities for example But he uickly and kind of without warning lapses into some very sophisticated language so that soon enough he s using terms from Hegel and showing how the way these terms have been mistranslated is significantIn other words Miller doesn t seem to know his audience or who he s writing for There are places here that are maddeningly simplistic and then places that are a little over my head and I might have both reactions on the same pageI really like Miller and reading this reminded me again what s at stake in deconstructive criticism and I appreciate the approachability of Miller s personal stories of reading Swiss Family Robinson But this is a book that really needed some strong editorial guidance in its current state it s rambling and talky than it probably should be


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  • Paperback
  • 164
  • On Literature Thinking in Action
  • J. Hillis Miller
  • English
  • 21 January 2020
  • 9780415261258